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Derby County head to Brunton Park on Saturday for the League One fixture with hosts Carlisle United.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Carlisle United v Derby County are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Carlisle United prepare for this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 League One drawn result vs Lincoln City.
The only name on the scoresheet from Carlisle United was Luke Plange (19'). Ethan Hamilton (49') scored for Lincoln City.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Carlisle United haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Carlisle United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 7 goals on the way.
Derby County come into this meeting after a 2-0 EFL Trophy win with the eclipse of Lincoln City in their last match.
For Derby County, the goalscorers were Tom Barkhuizen (51') and Louie Sibley (77').
Over the course of their last 6 outings, Derby County have helped themselves to a total of 11 goals. Derby County have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 7 goals scored by their opponents. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Team News: Carlisle United
The Carlisle United manager Paul Simpson does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from.
We think that The Cumbrians could employ a 3-5-2 formation in the match and select Jokull Andresson, Sam Lavelle, Paul Huntington, Jon Mellish, Fin Back, Owen Moxon, Jordan Gibson, Callum Guy, Jack Armer, Sean Maguire and Luke Plange.
Team News: Derby County
With a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Derby County manager Paul Warne has no fitness concerns to report before this match.
From our viewpoint, The Rams seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 formation, choosing Joseph Wildsmith, Ryan Nyambe, Curtis Nelson, Eiran Cashin, Craig Forsyth, N. Mendez-Laing, Korey Smith, Tyrese Fornah, Louie Sibley, Martyn Waghorn and James Collins.
We’re thinking that Carlisle United will do well to register a score against this Derby County team who should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Derby County at the end of the match.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brunton Park (17,949)
Captain: Paul Huntington
Chairman: Andrew Jenkins
Manager: Paul Simpson
Competitions: League One position 19, EFL Trophy (Group C - North)
⭐ Key Player: Joe Garner
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Joe Garner was born in Blackburn, England. Having played his first senior match for Carlisle United in the 2006 - 2007 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in 5 appearances.